Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Monday, May 4, 2009


Oh my gosh!!! Mom and Papa I am the only one without a car !!!! When am I going to get a car, please can I get a car???? Oh nevermind I don't need a car...Oh please can I have my own car? Emily is always late!!!!! Don't you all feel sorry for our poor mistreated daughter??? lol Well today the opportunity arose , and in order to save her and Emily's friendship and to save her life , Aunt Kerry and Uncle Ricky bought Astrud her 1st car, that she is going to start paying them back for. SO ASTRUD LIVES!!!!!

**Actually we are just so proud of our girl ,she is really such an incredible kid with a beautiful heart, and works so hard at living her life according to God's will that we truly are so excited for her!!!! ** (But now the worrying really starts)

Just something funny.....You just have to know that our neice Jade (13), is so loud, and outspoken and just hilarious all the time that you never know what she is going to say. So we are walking up to the car and the man is standing there , and Jade whispers, "Meme we are NOT choosing this car if it stinks inside!!! And we have to check the trunk for a dead body"!!!!! She just cracks me up, you should hear her repeat the Hefty stack of meat Hillshire Farm commercial!!! lolol

Taking her keys!!!!
Here she is with her "NEW" 2001 Oldsmobile Alero and she is still alive after waiting soooo long for her own car....she only turned 16 in January!!
Even though they are Dorks!!! It is so much fun seeing how excited they are!!!
Look how happy Emily is....now Astrud gets to pick her up!! And they are off to the carwash...the same exact car wash that I rushed to oh so many years ago in my first car!!!


Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Love the car Astrud....

Monumental moment for mom.!

Lea said...

fantastic! Freedom!

Been thinking of you lately. You are getting close.


Tyrone & Bailey said...

how exciting!

i love you!

Lisa F (NJ) said...

How cute! And, we get to do this all again in 16 years!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Love the car Astrud.. So what is its name?

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is to funny... I never had to wait for the 1st car... when I moved over here... I just claimed Mike's van as mine... so he went out and bought the Mustang convertible... maybe I should claim that too????

Kayce said...

Pure joy right there!! I remember the day I got my first car. We have been car shopping with our daughter these last few weekends, weren't they just in diapers last week???

Patricia/NYC said...

Major milestone...for everyone involved!!
Happy, careful driving!!

Margaret M said...

Too cool~! I remember when I got my first car. Great day!

Lynn said...

I can't even imagine... I don't think I will ever let my son drive!!

I had to laugh at the comment you left on my post... I can't remember the last time anyone called me an angel... I'm sure there was a time, once... but my social worker called me, introspective... and that... I am!

Thanks for hangin' in there with me! It is wonderful to be at peace in the middle of this mess!


Amy Lynn said...

I am so jealous... I turn 22 in 4 days and my car is dead!!!! But I am so happy for her, that is so awesome!! GO STRUD!!! (but not too fast!) Love you

Lesa said...

LOve the car, and what a nice (very nice) Aunt and Uncle you have!!!!!!

Ohilda said...

Yaaayy!!! A new car is a HUGE deal, and your sweetie definitely seems worthy of it.


kerri said...

Woo hoo Astrud, enjoy your freedom, wheels are liberating!!
Drive safely..

Joan said...

GO ASTRUD!!!Your wheels definately fit you! It looks perfect! Now to get Jena a car. I suppose we gotta go with white to match you and Em!

Christie said...

This post is too cute!

Heaven help me when I hit the teenage years...sigh